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need advice on building wireless network

hi. I hope someone can assist me. I have an eMac running system 10.3.9 and an HP with Windows XP. I'd like to create a wireless network to share my DSL connection. I need to know what I need for each computer and in general, and how to install said items (PCI card for the HP, I know and a wireless router/access point, right? But what about the eMac? Do PCI cards work in a Mac? Then, there is the whole how to install the stuff...)

I have the ability to do my own installations, just need the knowledge.

Thanks. Don't want to go down the wrong road here.

I appreciate everyone's time.

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For the eMac you will need an Airport Extreme card from Apple or some mail order catalog like MacMall. This is a self install device which will give the eMac 802.11g capabilities. (PCI cards do not work in the eMac as it has no user accessible PCI slots. the do work in the tower versions of a Mac)(With the correct drivers)
You will need the Wireless Router, not necessarily from Apple, and a Wireless card for the HP.
Once you have all the stuff together, connect the DSL modem to the Router, Wireless from the machines to the Router and away you go. Airport Assistant will walk you through the setup for the Wireless card.
You might want to get the Wireless Router from the a Mac catalog also. That way you will not have people saying, "you should have got this one, or that one"
It is quite easy to set up, especially if you remember that the XP machine will NOT be sharing its Internet connection. Both machines will be independent of each other.

Hope this helps


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Thanks. That's exactly the advice I needed. I appreciate your time and knowledge.


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